And midfielder urges team-mates not to take anything for grantedJAMES Morrison has urged his team-mates not to take anything for granted against Reading on Saturday (ko 3pm) as he also bids to improve his disappointing record against them.
Brian McDermott’s newly-promoted outfit will arrive at The Hawthorns with one point from their opening three games.
But Morrison knows only too well not to underestimate the Royals having never beaten them in an Albion shirt in three attempts, while his only ever victory in five meetings with them came as a Middlesbrough player.
“I’ve got a bit of a bad record against Reading,” said the Baggies midfielder, who will be looking to help Steve Clarke’s sixth-placed side bounce back from their first defeat of the season at Fulham.
“They have always been a hard-working team and never give in.
“They’ve added some good players and experience in the team.
“They haven’t got off to a good start.
“But West Brom have a habit of giving teams points that aren’t doing that well.
“We have to get rid of that tag.
“It’s a key game for us off the back of a defeat to try and get back to winning ways.
“They will probably be looking at us as one of the games they can get something from.
“That’s why we have to treat it as a big game and take the game to them, and try and put them under pressure.
“They got beaten last weekend and so did we, so we have to bounce back and try and start another mini-run.
“That’s how you stay in the top half of the league, which is where we want to be.”